History of giving engagement rings as a symbol of love, commitment and loyalty is decades old. Since the inception of rings, the designs and styles of engagement rings have greatly changed. Once being only the treasure of royal families, diamond and other precious gemstone rings are now available for all. But it doesn’t mean that the value of those classic milestones is decreased. In fact with the passage of time the antique engagement rings of royals and celebs become invaluable and priceless.
Thanks to the modern techniques, people could pick a replica of these imperial beauties and get a feel of excellence and excitement.
Being a fan of age old classic engagement rings, I have selected few exemplary designs which have created a history. These designs of bygone era have the beauty and brilliance to allure anybody instantly. If you have a dream of royal engagement then you would certainly love to pick a ring like either of these.
# In 1477, Archduke Maximilian of Hamburg gave the first documented diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy.
# Princess Mary at the age of two received a tiny ring with a large diamond when she was married (by proxy) to the Dauphin of France in 1518. She must be the youngest recipient of a wedding ring.
# Queen Victoria’s serpent style engagement ring with emerald, rubies and diamonds was a popular design of 19th century that represented eternal love and passion and strong commitment.
# King Edward’s taboo love for Duchess of Windsor was expressed through a 19.77 carat rectangular emerald engagement ring with an inscription “We are ours now 27×36”
# Queen Elizabeth II received the three-stone diamond ring from Prince Philip. The diamonds in the ring were from his mother’s tiara.
Prince Rainier first bought a ruby and diamond eternity band for his future bride Grace Kelly but when he saw the big bauble of other ladies of Hollywood, he immediately got it replaced with a 12 carat emerald cu diamond ring flanked by two baguette diamonds.
Princess Diana’s 18 carat sapphire and diamond ring from Prince Charles is probably the most talked royal ring which now belongs to Princess Catherine.
# Prince Charles picked an heirloom diamond ring for his second marriage. He gave Camilla Parker Bowles the emerald cut diamond ring which was once belonged to his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
# Elizabeth Taylor was given a 29.4 carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring by Mike Todd.
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